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Real Estate Is Funding Eric Adams’s Fifth Homeless ‘Outreach’ Initiative. What’s the End Game?

August 2nd, 2022|

New York Focus

‘Corporate-funded outreach teams will most likely be focused on getting homeless people out of sight and off corporate property, far more than getting them housed,’ said Kathleen Cash, homeless and benefits advocate for the Urban Justice Center’s Safety Net Project.”

Flushing’s repeat offenders vendors face fines

July 29th, 2022|

Queens Daily Eagle

“‘There is no question that public safety and pedestrian-friendly sidewalks are crucial for Downtown Flushing and the city as a whole,’ said Mohamed Attia, managing director of the Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center. ‘We ask that community leaders meet with the vendors - their neighbors - and share their concerns, and work together to develop solutions.’”

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